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150 Ultimate Business Secrets by Dan Matthews

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Family businesses

Business is in the blood

Adrian Moorhouse, Lane4

Adrian Moorhouse says being a businessman is in his DNA and believes the qualities that helped him win Olympic Gold – grit, determination and commitment – are the same family-bred characteristics that have propelled him to business success.

Moorhouse has no formal qualifications, but whilst growing up he was exposed to the mechanics of commerce through his father, a director at a wool-import business.

“My dad used to work from home a lot when I was a teenager and my brother and I would help him out with his books and sales calls. Business is intuitive. I didn’t get a degree, let alone an MBA, and my father was the same, he left school at 14 and made his own way. I inherited ...

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